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The eighteenth-century novel and contemporary social issues an introduction

Stuart. Sim

c2008

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  • Title:
    The eighteenth-century novel and contemporary social issues an introduction
  • Author: Stuart. Sim
  • Description: COVER; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Oroonoko, or, The History of the Royal Slave and Race Relations; Chapter 2: The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Born-Again Theology and Intelligent Design; Chapter 3: Gulliver's Travels, Multiculturalism and Cultural Difference; Chapter 4: Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded and Sexual Abstinence; Chapter 5: The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling and Anti-Social Behaviour; Chapter 6: The Female Quixote; or, The Adventures of Arabella and Northanger Abbey: The Power of the Media and Popular Culture
    Chapter 7: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and Genetic InheritanceChapter 8: The Mysteries of Udolpho, A Romance and Family Values; Chapter 9: Caleb Williams, or, Things As They Are and the Surveillance Society; Chapter 10: Waverley, or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since and Disputed Sovereignty; Chapter 11: Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus and Articificial Life; Chapter 12: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Fundamentalist Terrorism; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
    This study introduces readers to the eighteenth-century novel through a consideration of contemporary social issues. Eighteenth-century authors grappled with very similar problems to the ones we face today such as: what motivates a fundamentalist terrorist? What are the justifiable limits of state power? What dangers lie in wait for us when we create life artificially? The book discusses key authors from Aphra Behn in the late seventeenth century to James Hogg in the 1820s, covering the 'long' eighteenth century. It guides readers through the main genres of the period from Realism, Gothic roma
  • Publication Date: c2008
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (225 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-281-35762-6;ISBN 9786611357627;ISBN 0-7486-3131-3
  • Subjects: English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism; English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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